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1890 Indian head cent - number in denticles?

WillymacWillymac Posts: 204 ✭✭✭
edited March 12, 2024 7:41AM in U.S. Coin Forum

Sorry for the dark photos! I was trying to show some shadows to see what’s there - is that a date in the bottom denticles of the coin between the 8 and the 9?

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    tincuptincup Posts: 4,785 ✭✭✭✭✭

    There are some Indian cents with dates in the denticles... not sure if this is one of the recognized ones. Looks like something 'could' be there.

    ----- kj
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    GreenstangGreenstang Posts: 813 ✭✭✭✭

    Can’t really say from a pixilated photo.
    Please do not use screen shots, it obliterates the detail that is required.

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    MarkInDavisMarkInDavis Posts: 1,699 ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 12, 2024 11:16AM

    Your images are tough to decipher. There is a Snow-6 variety. Check here: https://indianvarieties.com/cents/indian-head-cents/1890-indian-head-penny/1890-mpd-001/

    image Respectfully, Mark
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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The S-4, 6, 15 & 20 all have digits in the denticles, but none with a location like yours. Is there also a due break to the right of the shield? Interesting piece; if you could take more pics it might help.

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

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    rnkmyer1rnkmyer1 Posts: 525 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Sorry - meant die break, not due break.

    “The thrill of the hunt never gets old”

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    You may want to send this coin to Rick Snow, as it could possibly be a new attribution. I did an overlay with your coin and a Snow 6 attribution and notice the denticles are not aligned exactly and even with these poor photos it still appears there may be an additional number to the left of the base of the 9(arrow denotes this) in the denticles. Might be wrong, but try to get some better photos(no color) and post them. Good luck.
    Jim


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    WillymacWillymac Posts: 204 ✭✭✭

    I will get better pics tomorrow!!! Thanks!!!

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    jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,997 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rnkmyer1 said:
    Sorry - meant die break, not due break.

    You can edit the comment.

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    WillymacWillymac Posts: 204 ✭✭✭



    Back actually looks like some sort of die clash around the ribbons at the bottom and in the left….

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    WillymacWillymac Posts: 204 ✭✭✭


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    mr1931Smr1931S Posts: 5,975 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If a variety, minor it is.

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    jesbrokenjesbroken Posts: 9,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    But still, perhaps a new variety.
    Jim


    When a man who is honestly mistaken hears the truth, he will either quit being mistaken or cease to be honest....Abraham Lincoln

    Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.....Mark Twain

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